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Realme U1 FAQs: User queries and their answers

Realme has launched it’s latest mid-range smartphone Realme U1 in India. The key features of the smartphone include a 6.3-inch FHD+ Dewdrop notch display, MediaTek Helio P70 SoC with up to 4GB of RAM, 13MP+2MP rear camera and a 25MP front camera with Sony IMX576 sensor. The phone will be exclusively available via starting December 5. If you are planning to buy this, please read on Realme U1 FAQs here.

Realme U1 Full Specifications

Key Specifications Realme U1
Display 6.3-inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution FHD+ 2350×1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2
Processor Octa-core 2.1GHz
Chipset Helio P70
GPU Mali-G72 MP3
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB
Expandable Storage Yes, 256GB
Rear Camera Dual: 13MP, f/2.2+ 2MP, f/2.4, LED flash
Front Camera 25MP, f/2.0, 1.8-micron pixels, and 4-in-1 pixels, AI
Video Recording 1080p
Battery 3,500mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Dimensions 157 x 74 x 8 mm
Weight 168g
Sim Card Type Dual SIM
Price 3GB/32GB- Rs. 11,999

4GB/64GB- Rs. 14,499

Design and Display

Question: How is the build quality of Realme U1?

Answer: The Realme U1 comes with the plastic body. The phone has a similar design language as the previous Realme phone. The phone is lightweight and compact so it can be used by one hand easily. It sports a shiny back with diffraction that has 13 layers of laminated technology and the company calls it Light Pillar Design. Overall, the phone looks good but not that premium.

Question: How is the display of the Realme U1?

Answer: The phone sports a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with an FHD+ screen resolution of 2350×1080 pixels. Further, the display sports 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 90.5 percent screen to body ratio so there are fewer bezels on each side. The brightness of the display is good and the colors are also sharp. The daylight visibility is also good.

Question: How is the fingerprint sensor of Realme U1?

Answer: The Realme U1 comes with a back-mounted fingerprint sensor that is fast and responsive.


Question: What are the camera features of Realme U1?

Answer:  The Realme U1 comes with a dual rear camera. It has a 13 MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and a 2MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture. There is a 25MP selfie camera with 1.8-micron pixels, and 4-in-1 pixels technology and f/2.0 aperture.

Question: What are the camera modes available in Realme U1?

Answer: The Realme U1 rear camera supports Portrait Lighting, Slo-Mo video up to 90fps, AI Scene Detection, and Bokeh effect modes. The front camera also supports AI Face Unlock feature, Backlight mode, AI Beauty+ mode and Smarter Groupie feature.

Question: What quality videos can be recorded on Realme U1?

Answer: You can record 1080p videos on the Realme U1.

Hardware, Storage

Question: Which mobile processor is used in Realme U1?

Answer: The new Realme U1 is powered by the latest octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 12nm processor clocked at 2.1GHz and coupled with Mali G72 MP3 GPU. The Helio P70 promises to offer improved performance compared its predecessor Helio P60.

Question: How many RAM and internal storage options are available for Realme U1?

Answer: The Realme U1 comes with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage options.

Question: Can the internal storage in the new Realme U1 be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in Realme U1 is expandable up to 256GB with the help of a dedicated microSD card slot.

Battery and Software

Question: What is the battery size on Realme U1? Does it support fast charging? 

Answer: The Realme U1 is powered by a 3,500 mAh non-removable battery. It does not support fast charging.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Realme U1?

Answer: The smartphone runs Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box with ColorOS 5.2 on top.

Connectivity and Others

Question: Does Realme U1 support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, it supports two Nano-SIM cards using dedicated SIM card slots.

Question: Does the phone support both LTE and VoLTE networks?

Answer: Yes, the Realme U1 supports LTE and VoLTE networks and it also supports Dual SIM Dual VoLTE feature as well.

Question: Does it have a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the phone comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Does it support face unlock feature?

Answer: Yes, Realme U1 supports AI based Face Unlock feature.

Question: How is the audio of new Realme U1?

Answer: The phone is very loud and clear in terms of audio with single bottom firing speakers. There is a dedicated mic for noise cancellation as well.

Question: What sensors are there in Realme U1?

Answer: The sensors on the phone include an ambient light sensor, gravity sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a fingerprint sensor.

Price and availability

Question: What is the price of Realme U1 in India?

Answer: The Realme U1 has been priced at Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant. The price of 4GB/64GB variant is Rs. 14,499.

Question: Where and when can I buy new Realme U1?

Answer: The Realme U1 will be available to purchase online exclusively via starting from December 5.

Question: What are the color options of Realme U1 available in India?

Answer: This Realme U1 will be available in Brave Blue, Ambitious Black, and Fiery Gold color options.


Satyendra Pal Singh

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